Tag Archives for " Tools of the Trade "

Beyond FOSO: Using Fibs in Trading

As we covered in our first Fibonacci blog, which you can read here, ​Fibonacci Analysis is a functional theory that can be applied to the stock market to help you quickly highlight where areas of support and resistance are most likely to be found on your stock chart. We also learned there is an inherent […]

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Beyond FOSO: What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

Since the beginning of 2021, I’ve been reviewing more of the advanced classes from teachers Chris Burgess and Alphonso Esposito. You can quickly find those blogs by clicking on the Beyond FOSO link under the Blog Categories on the right-hand side of this page. Those blogs cover such topics as analyzing the market, risk management, […]

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Market Insights: Divergence

Here at Tradesmart, we are always on the outlook for the best teachers, presenters, and market-based content to deliver to you, and a little over a year ago, Chris Burgess partnered up with us to teach a few of his classes. Since then, we have constantly been impressed by his content and thorough market analysis. […]

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Market Insights: Outperformance

We often use the term outperformance to mean that an individual is getting better returns than the average in the stock market. So if the S&P 500 is up 1% and your portfolio is up 2% in the same period, then you are outperforming the market. However, Outperformance can be a much broader topic than […]

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Beyond FOSO: Trading the Gap

Today in our Beyond FOSO column, we are covering Alphonso Esposito’s mastermind class: Earnings Explosion. Alphonso is a retired owner of a successful day trading room and now is a highly sought-after trading mentor. He is most known for simple, time-saving strategies and has served the trading community as an instructor at Tradesmart University since […]

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Beyond FOSO: Risky Business Part 2

In our first Risky Business blog that you can read here covered what a risk unit is, using stops and risk management, and the benefits of trading with risk units. Today, we will dive deeper into Alphonso’s teachings and look at the actual steps to risk unit trading or trading with R’s and then touch […]

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Beyond FOSO: Risky Business

Today in our Beyond FOSO column, we are continuing our look at Tradesmart University classes that you can take after completing the Foundations of Stocks and Options course. These classes are designed to provide you more advanced training in various trading arenas. We originally covered Chris Burgess’s class Beat the Market, which you can read […]

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Beyond FOSO: Portfolio Diversification

Welcome to our third and final blog covering Chris Burgess’s Beat the Market class. In this class, Chris uses fundamental analysis to pick which companies you should consider trading. In our first blog that you can read here, he covered how to use a macro-economic analysis approach to the stock market to pick out companies. […]

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Beyond FOSO: Approaching the Data

In Chris Burgess’ class Beat the Market, he presents three different methodologies or ways to look at or interpret the data you collect. You can take the data-driven approach, which looks at market data and draws logical conclusions and predictions. You can use an event-driven approach that looks at world events and then judges how […]

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Top 5 Favorite Candlestick Patterns

Since the beginning of TradeSmart, students have often asked which candlestick patterns are the best? They may change the question around a little bit to which ones are the most reliable or consistent. Regardless of how the question is phrased, it always comes down to the base question, which is “What’s the best candlestick pattern?” Unfortunately, […]

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